Saturday, January 7, 2017

Writer's Workshop-Blurbs

Let's discuss book blurbs today. Do you have a blurb you need to work through?

I am working on the second book of my Paranormal series. The title character of the novel is a young man who is just discovering he was born into a tribe of monster Hunters. He has been gifted with the power to track and bind the monsters until his companion, a member of the Warrior tribe can kill them.

He faces a moral dilemma because until he discovered he was a Hunter he was training to become a priest. He holds all life sacred and participating in this specialized hunt is making him question his core values and beliefs.

It is the classic Hero's Journey, lost child trope, but with a few unique twists. i want to avoid cliches in the blurb.

Post your ideas in the comments.

Post your blurbs in the comments. let's see if we can workshop and help each other out.

2 comments:

  1. Blurbs are everybody's favorite thing, aren't they? I batted this one around on facebook and my blog a few weeks back in preparation for my new fantasy series, starting soon with A Vision in Crimson. There's always the risk of overthinking, over-editing, but we all want the one shot we get to hook readers to be perfect. So here's my shot:

    Katelyn knows her magic is risky, but Icaryan light is fading fast and she is desperate. Returning to Earth, she crosses paths with Luca, a rogue vampire hybrid. Their weary hearts sparked by passion, Luca forsakes his own quest to root out his father and dives headlong into a world teeming with magic and danger.

    But his father has not forgotten him.

    A Vision in Crimson is the first installment of a new epic fantasy blistering with romance and Gothicism.

    So?? can this be perfect-er-er?

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  2. Blurbs are so hard! I like yours Kathryn. For Lucinda, my suggestion would be to include something about the MC wondering who the real monsters are.

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